Frequently Asked Questions

Are you accepting new members?

We are currently only offering placement on a waiting list for membership.

Where is the boat located?

Ganges Marina, Saltspring Island

How much does it cost?

Membership costs for the first year are: share purchase of $1000, annual dues of $1000. Total first year fees = $2000. Annual membership cost for following years are $1000. There is also a $250 deposit for maintenance work to be done, renewable if 10 hours work is not done in the year.

What happens when I leave the co-op?

If you decide to leave, your $1,000 of share money is returned to you provided you give proper notice. One year’s notice is required.

What Training is required?

A Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) or it’s international equivalent is required by everyone who operates a boat in Canada. You can get the card by taking a boating safety course online, We work with local providers offering courses leading to the required Sail Canada basic cruising certification. A Marine Radio Operator’s license is also required.

How do you book a boat ?

Boats can be booked for cruises up to seven days, six nights. Only one cruise of this length can be booked by any member during out high season of June 1 to September 15. Our cruises currently start on a Sunday and end on the following Saturday. Booking is done through a dedicated scheduling website and is monitored by a board member to ensure compliance and fairness.

  1. Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) You can find a list of PCOC providers here.
  2. Sail Canada Advanced Cruising Certification or equivalent from ISPA, CYA, or Power Squadron
  3. Marine Radio Operators Certificate Local Power Squadron Course